Sorry, Donald Trump, but your tweet about the London embassy is completely inaccurate

If you’re gonna talk sh*t about your predecessor, at least ensure you’ve got your facts straight.

That’s one thing that Donald Trump did not do when he fired off a tweet about the reason behind the cancellation of hisLondon trip. What a surprise!

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Trump said he cancelled his trip to the UK’s capital because he’s “not a big fan of the Obama administration” for selling “perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts.'”

Uuum, hate to break it to ya, Donald, but you can’t pin this one on the Obama administration.

Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018

It was, in fact, the Bush administration who signed
the deal in 2008—a month before Obama’s election—to relocate the U.S. Embassy to the Nine Elms location in Wandsworth, London.

“This has been a long and careful process,” Ambassador Robert Tuttle said
in a statement at the time. “We looked at all our options, including renovation of our current building on Grosvenor Square. In the end, we realized that the goal of a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable Embassy could best be met by constructing a new facility.”

Many Brits, awaking to the factually inaccurate tweet this morning, were keen to set the record straight.

So the US Embassy ‘deal’ was instigated by George W Bush, whose administration secured the Battersea site, & the Grosvenor Square freehold was never theirs to sell. Trump’s nonsense seems to have infected almost every level of the British media.

— James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) January 12, 2018

Just FYI, the initial decision to move the embassy to south London was taken by the Bush administration in October 2008. Here is the link to the embassy press notice https://t.co/n2sqwSaXwc
https://t.co/t1IHAIXMcs

— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) January 12, 2018

So the US Embassy ‘deal’ was instigated by George W Bush, whose administration secured the Battersea site, & the Grosvenor Square freehold was never theirs to sell. Trump’s nonsense seems to have infected almost every level of the British media.

— James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) January 12, 2018

More FAKE NEWS from the Toddler-in-Chief: Decision to build new embassy announced by George W Bush’s administration in October 2008 a month before Obama’s election https://t.co/Fk44IN14wX

— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) January 12, 2018

Sorry, Trump. You just got fact-checked.

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